Career – The Beat was formed in Birmingham, England, in , during a period of high unemployment and social upheaval in the United Kingdom. Ranking Roger, one of the band's vocalists, added a Jamaican vocal flavour to the band's sound with his toasting style. Jamaican saxophonist Saxa added a Jamaican ska instrumental sound. Saxa (born Lionel Augustus Martin in ) had played.
Heaven - The Woodentops - Wooden Foot Cops On The Highway (CD, Album), Heartbeat - Showaddywaddy - The Very Best of Showaddywaddy (CD), Longue Vie Au Bétail - Aggressive Agricultor - Les Années Vaches Folles (CD), Rock Do Porco Capitalista - Ruín Bois* - Sempre En Galiza (Vinyl, LP, Album), No Es El Final - Alaska Y Dinarama - Fan Fatal (Vinyl, LP, Album), Never Too Late - Girlschool - Nightmare At Maple Cross (Vinyl, LP, Album), Depraved - Repulsion - Horrified (CD, Album), No Ordinary World - John Farnham - One Voice - The Greatest Hits (CD), Delightfully Dangerous - Jane Powell - Silver Screen Star Series (Vinyl, LP), Startin Shock - Dax Riders - Dax (Vinyl, LP), Nerv (4) - Cant Start Talking / Krieg Kein Wort Raus (Vinyl), Al Hirt - Swingin Dixie (Vinyl, LP, Album), Willow Weep For Me